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Under the Yoga Spotlight – downward facing dogpose

Adho Mukha Svanasana or downward-facing dogpose, is a posture practiced in every Yoga class in most lineages of this ancient art. In Ashtanga Vinyasa it constitutes one of the major building blocks of the practice. Function Most emphasis is placed on AMS (Adho Mukha Svanasana) in the sun-salutations – surya namaskara – where it is… Read more »

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The Significance of the Opening Mantra

The opening mantra marks the beginning of each Yoga practice. It is a new start to what will be a different journey each time we move through our asanas. As at New Year we take stock, recognising where we are at in this given moment. We let go of the past, anticipating the path ahead… Read more »

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Am I too unhealthy to do Yoga?

Many beginners are intimidated by what they believe they need to ‘be’ before starting with yoga. Concerns over being too overweight or out of shape to commence practising yoga are common, as is feeling overly self-conscious or worried about what others in your class may think of you if you’re not able to achieve the… Read more »

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What is yoga? Understanding your anatomy

To truly appreciate the benefits of yoga classes, it helps to understand how your body is being affected by the many different asana you learn. Here is a brief overview of the most important and influential parts of your yoga anatomy. Muscles and bones It probably won’t come as a surprise to many that your… Read more »

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Yoga for Conflict Resolution

We all experience times of emotional turmoil once in a while. Someone might have wronged us, we feel misjudged or we are in conflict with the views of someone close etc. How can we use Yoga to stay in our centre, detached and calm, able to discern and communicate well, and then successfully move closer… Read more »

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How can Yoga benefit your studies?

As the school year comes to an end, students across the country are sitting down to their final exams. This can be a busy and stressful time, with the outcome of studies often resting on the performance over the next month. If you’ve found the pressures of university or school are starting to weigh on… Read more »

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The vast mental health benefits of yoga

There’s no denying that yoga is one of the few proven fitness trends out there that works wonders for both your body and mind. Not only does it stretch and tone the entire body, but it is an all-natural way to ease many symptoms of various mental health issues. Few sports or fitness methods can… Read more »

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With Love Always, from Yoga

Just as we need on a daily basis to feed our body, keep it clean, wrap it up when cold etc, so do we have to exercise it. Similarly, to keep our sanity we like to enrich and nurture our spirit and soul regularly. This suggests that for this purpose we adopt practices that are… Read more »

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How to make meditation a daily habit

The varied benefits of meditation have been well documented, from scientific research through to personal accounts across the world, there’s no denying that meditation is a healthy habit to get into. However, with our busy schedules and constant demands on our time from work, family, partners, and social media, finding the time to switch off… Read more »